|Codeword Barbêlôn |
ISBN-10: 0-954359666 (ISBN-13: 978-0954359669)
|by P.D. Stuart |
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A SHORT HISTORY OF SKULL AND BONES
The masterminds behind the formation of Skull and Bones were William Huntington Russell and Alphonso Taft. Russell, while on a student tour of Germany, was initiated by him into the Illuminati. Russell took his newfound wisdom (or ‘illumination’) back to America; and in 1832, a group of Yale undergraduates, led by Alphonso Taft and Russell, formed a society called, “The Skull and Bones,” modelled after the old Phi Beta Kappa Society of 1776 and set up as Chapter 322 of the German Illuminati. Today Skull and Bones’ corporate name is The Russell Trust Association, which finances Skull and Bones, and also supervises the Order’s adherence to the tradition.
Why have I alleged that Skull and Bones is a Chapter of the German Illuminati formed by Adam Weishaupt? What evidence is there to support this? ....
“YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN”: INITIATION BY DON QUIXOTE
Let On us look more closely at Skull and Bones and its grotesque initiation ritual. April 23, 2001, ABC News reported on a Hidden Video Capture  of the Skull and Bones initiation ritual. From this video we know that the initiation takes place on the campus of Yale University in a building called “The Tomb.” Ron Rosenbaum, columnist for the New York Observer, hid out on the ledge of a nearby building and videotaped the nocturnal initiation ceremony in the Tomb’s courtyard. He says that in the room “The death’s-head logo stamps everything from crockery to painted borders on the wall.” There were three people officiating—one dressed like the pope, another like Hiram Abif (the Masonic Messiah) and a third like a Don Quixote [D].
Why the Skull and Bones ritual would have as officiants Bonesmen dressed like the pope, Hiram Abif, and Don Quixote? Let’s look at this a bit closer. However, we need not strain for an answer: the pope represents the supremacy of Catholicism; in Hiram Abif we have the well-known representative of Freemasonry. But who is this character Don Quixote? The Jesuit Carroll Quigley once said, “Look at the real situations which lie beneath the conceptual and verbal symbols.” So let’s take his advice. Quixote was satirically characterized as the epically famous “madman” of Azpeitia. If we start with Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, the author of Don Quixote, we discover that not only was he a “strict Roman Catholic” it is believed that he also attended a Jesuit school in 1566: “Cervantes is likely [to have] enrolled in a Jesuit high school (colegio).” Next we find that Cervantes’ book Don Quixote expressly refers to the pope as “His Holiness the Pope…” and “his holiness Pope Pius V of happy memory.” (pp. 138, 331).
... So who was this character represented by the original “Don Quixote” of whom Cervantes wrote so affectionately? “It was Ignatius Loyola” ....
.... Catholic professor Miguel de Unamuno in his book  draws parallels between Don Quixote and the life of the founder of the Jesuit Order, Ignatius of Loyola, their “Lord”. And the Jesuit-trained Voltaire wrote, the only difference between Loyola and the Quixote, is that “Don Quixote had a horse and an esquire, but Ignatius was not provided with either.”
Another link to the Jesuits is the use of the skull and crossbones emblem. Earlier we saw that when a Jesuit of the lower rank is to be elevated to a position of command, he is conducted into a Chapel of the Order, where he swears an oath under “a banner of yellow and white [the colours of the pope], and... a black banner with a dagger and red cross above a skull and crossbones.” Bonesmen likewise take an oath of inviolate secrecy while standing before a skull and cross-bones. So, here we see that the Skull and Bones initiation, like that of the Jesuits uses the occult icon of the skull and crossbones.
It is also curious that the emblem of the skull and crossbones is the symbol of the Chancellor for the Knights of Columbus. Interestingly, at the initiation of Mason the candidate is placed in a coffin and then lifted up; and when he opens his eyes he is confronted with a human skull and crossed bones. Are these similarities between the initiation of Skull and Bones, the Jesuits and Freemasons just another coincidence?
We note too, by the by, that Albert C Stevens (the respected historian) also makes an interesting connection between the Masonic Kappa Sigma society, founded in 1867 at the University of Virginia, and Skull and Bones. On page 355, Stevens states, “The badge [of Kappa Sigma] is an inverted crescent of gold, attached to and below which, by four of its points, is a five-pointed star [the pentagram] with the letters Kappa Sigma in its center…. At the top, on the crescent, a skull and bones are engraved; at the left, the crossed keys [a symbol of the pope’s power], and at the right, crossed swords.” Is this all mere coincidence?
Returning to Don Quixote. Note, “the hero [Don Quixote] is not one whom the author [Cervantes] desired to revile or to malign,” rather, says Charles Francis Horne, “Never was a satire like this, which leaves us full of love and sympathy for the object [Quixote, i.e. Loyola].”  Thus, in the initiation ceremony of Skull and Bones, the pope, the Masonic Hiram Abif, and the Jesuit icon, Don Quixote, are all figures of admiration and emulation. Not surprisingly, then, many of the leading politicians in America, Bush, Clinton, Kerry, Rice....
It is also quite interesting, then, that Pope Benedict XVI (when he was Cardinal Ratzinger) also praised the character Don Quixote. In his book Principles of Catholic Theology the Pope referred to the madman Don Quixote as “a crusader for truth even if the defense of it should cost him his life.”  Did not Loyola, that “ingenious gentleman” and crusader, teach the members of his Order to defend the Catholic faith at all hazards, even at the cost of their lives? ....
To continue with the initiation.....
.... the initiate is whipped in the face with the tail of the Bonesman dressed as Don Quixote (the classic literary character symbolic of Ignatius Loyola). He is next taken quickly before the Bonesman dressed like the Pope. The initiate must bend and “kiss the Pope’s slippered toe.” This very fact—kissing the slippered toe of the pope—shows that their first allegiance is to the pope! Just as the ‘faithful’ Catholic kisses the toe of the bronze statue of St. Peter, inside the Basilica at Rome, so too, the Bonesman must kiss the pope’s slippered toe at his ritual initiation into the Order.
But that is not all. The candidate is shoved to his knees in front of Don Quixote.... Don Quixote taps the supplicant on his shoulder with a sword and says, “By order of our Order, I dub you a knight of Eulogia.” This is significant! Not only does the initiate kiss the pope’s toe, more importantly, the initiate is welcomed into the Order by the figure symbolizing the Jesuit General, Don Quixote....
THE RELIGION OF SKULL AND BONES: IS BUSH CHRISTIAN?
.... Is Bush a Christian? Judge for yourself. At one stage in the ritual initiation of Skull and Bones the initiates must “lay naked in coffins and tell their deepest and darkest sexual secrets as part of their initiation.” (Esquire, September, 1976, p. 85). Satanic high priest Anton LaVey explains the significance of this in his book The Satanic Rituals: Companion to the Satanic Bible: “The ceremony of rebirth takes place in a large coffin... This is similar to the coffin symbolism that...is found in most lodge rituals.” Curiously enough, during the 1988 Presidential Campaign, a TV reporter asked Vice-President George H. W. Bush Sr. (father of President George W. Bush) whether he was a Christian. Bush Sr. initially stammered, but then said, “if you mean born again, then, yes, I am a Christian.” Now, was that a misleading statement on the part of George Bush Sr.? Is he a Christian or just “born again” Bonesman?
Just to set the record straight, so that Christians don’t get confused about Bush’s “born again” lark: Skull and Bones believe that on the night of initiation, the initiate “dies to the world and [is] born again into the Order.… ” When an initiate enters the coffin during his initiation, he is considered to have “died to self and to this world,” and born again into the Order. He is not born again in Christ....
.... So, how does Mr. Bush see himself? “I’m here for a reason,” Bush told his chief political aide Karl Rove after the September 11 attacks. Close friends of the President speak of his views in similar terms: “I think, in his frame, this is what God has asked him to do,” said one close friend. One senior administration official said, “[Bush] really believes he was placed here to do this as part of a divine plan.” So, what exactly is Bush’s “divine” “mission”? That is the question: is this “divine plan” of God or someone else? We need not guess at the answer. Only two years into his presidency and Bush made the following statement when addressing 60 bishops and other church leaders at a reception he hosted at the White House: “The best way to honour Pope John Paul II… is to take his teaching seriously… and PUT HIS WORDS AND TEACHINGS INTO ACTION HERE IN AMERICA.” Three years later, in 2004, Bush told a Knights of Columbus gathering that he was their “friend in… administration,” and that together they would work “to change America”! Is President Bush a secret Catholic, you ask? Really, dear reader, you are far too inquisitive! Eulogia!
On March 23, 2001, a day after promising to put the pope’s teachings in to action in America, Bush was speaking at The Catholic University of America, and he reminded his audience that the former president of the Soviet Union had called the pope “the highest moral authority on earth.” Why did Bush feel the need to remind his audience of this? Does Bush also regard the pope as “the highest moral authority on earth?...
.... The Belfast Telegraph, April 14, 2007 reported: “US President George W Bush will meet with Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican in June.” This meeting took place on June 9, 2007. Both men exchanged gifts. Why would the President of the United States of America go to Rome to kiss the ring of the king of the Vatican? Bush had a “closed-door discussion” with Pope Benedict! As one of my acquaintances asked, “What did Bush and Benedict say to one another during those 35 minutes of privacy following the journalists’ departure from the Pope’s [private] library?” Equally fascinating is the significance of Benedict’s ‘message-packed’ gift to the U.S. commander-in-chief: a rare first edition of the autobiography of John Carroll of Baltimore. John Carroll was the first Catholic Archbishop of the United States and founder of the first Jesuit university in America—Georgetown University!
How profound of D. S. Phelan (a priest) to say, “The pope is the ruler of the world. All the emperors, all the kings, all the princes, all the presidents of the world are as these altar boys of mine.” Why do you doubt this? Have we not seen photographic, video and Television images of three U.S. presidents kneeling in homage before the bier of Pope John Paul II.
Robert Higgs comments of the power of the pope: “Observing the many government leaders gathered at the Vatican for the funeral of Pope John Paul II, we might well have suspected that the world’s politico-military chieftains need what the Pope has more than the Pope needs what they have.”
.... This brings us back nicely to the question of why Bush said in his autobiography: “[in] My senior year (at Yale) I joined Skull and Bones, a secret society, so secret, I can’t say anything more.” Why not? Is that not a fair question to ask, intelligent reader?....
George W. Bush would have us believe that Skull and Bones is merely a footnote in his past: that he has had nothing to do with the Order after graduating from Yale. However, in 1971, “needing a job, Bush called a Bonesman, Robert H. Gow. Gow, who later told The Washington Post that his Houston-based agricultural company had not been looking for anyone at the time, hired Bush as a management trainee.” “In 1977, when Bush formed Arbusto Energy, his first company, he applied to Skull and Bones for financial aid. With assistance from his uncle Jonathan Bush [a Bonesman], he lined up $565,000… One of them contributed $93,000—the venture capitalist William H. Draper III [also a Bonesman],” and “Twelve Bonesmen… gave a total of $35,500 to Bush’s 1998 gubernatorial campaign. At least forty-six Bonesmen… have given approximately $1,000 apiece to his presidential campaign—the maximum allowed by law.”
If you are scratching your head wondering to whom members of Skull and Bones take their secret oath of allegiance, the answer is: the ‘unknown superiors’—the pope, Masonic heads of the Order, all of whom answer to Quixote. And since, as we have seen, Skull and Bones honours the pope and Jesuit General (in the figure of Don Quixote), then is it too much of a stretch to conclude that the allegiance of Skull and Bones is to the Pope? This also begs the question, how can the American people place their trust in a President who holds secrecy and concealment so dear? How can they be sure that Bush hasn’t taken an oath to the superiors of his Order which conflicts with his duties as President? Said President John F. Kennedy: “The very word ‘secrecy’ is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers, which are cited to justify it. No President should fear public scrutiny of his program.” Kennedy was assassinated!
So, in case you are still wondering why Bush “can’t say anything more” about Skull and Bones, perhaps it’s because he fears sharing the fate of President Kennedy. Or maybe it’s because as Plato said: “To assist in keeping up the deception, we will form secret societies and clubs… and so by fair means or by foul we shall gain our ends and carry on our dishonest proceedings with impunity.”
Well said were the words of President Ulysses S. Grant: “…all secret, oath-bound, political parties are dangerous to any nation, no matter how pure or how patriotic the motives and principles which first bring them together.” For as Arkon writes, members of these secret societies seek to “gain financial and social power, and to place them at the disposal of the group,” Indeed, we have good cause to fear the Jesuits and their acolytes (Bonesmen, Rhodes Scholars, Phi Beta Kappa, etc., etc.) whose sole aim is to place men in high office—as advisers to presidents, congressmen, senators, Whitehouse aides, and Supreme Court Judges—to further their secret oath-bound purposes.
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 Bob Woodward, Bush at War (NY: Simon & Schuster, 2002), p. 205.
 Quoted in Frank Bruni’s, “For President, A Mission and a Role in History,” New York Times, September 22, 2001, p. A1.
 Quoted Michael Hirsh, “America’s Mission,” Newsweek: Special Edition, December 2002– February 2003, p. 10.
 Patricia Zapoa, “Bush Opens Pope’s Cultural Centre in Washington,” [Bush addressing 60 bishops and other church leaders at a reception he hosted at the White House], Catholic News Service, March 24, 2001; Washington Times, April 16, 2001; See too, the Catholic website: www.Catholic.net
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Codeword Barbêlôn—666—Danger in the Vatican
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